School District #7 Dearborn Heights Surt. Ty Weeks, will be the speaker at two Eastern Michigan University graduation ceremonies on August 13 at the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
Weeks, a three-time EMU graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of commerce as approved by the EMU board of directors at its June 16 meeting.
The day marks a special occasion for Weeks, who earned her doctorate during the pandemic and, like many other graduates, was unable to attend an in-person ceremony.
At the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, he will address graduates of the April 2020, August 2020, December 2020, April 2021, and August 2021 classes, who also did not have an in-person ceremony. He will then address the University’s summer class in a ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
District 7’s first black superintendent, Weeks is a seasoned administrator with a strong focus on curriculum, teaching, and data-driven decision-making. He is known as a community builder dedicated to ensuring equitable teaching and learning opportunities for all students.
Prior to being named superintendent, Weeks served at Farmington Public Schools as director of state and federal school improvement and safety programs, Title IX coordinator, and assistant principal. Weeks also served as Director of Adult Education and Director of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Pathways to Success College Campus, among several other educational roles in the Ann Arbor community.
Weeks earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a major in history, English, and language arts; a master’s degree in secondary education and a doctorate in philosophy of educational studies.
Source: Eastern Michigan University